Joy Shaw Profile

Joy Shaw

Location: Ann Arbor, United States

Gender: F

Member Since: January 2018

Last online: July 2019

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Last Updated Jun 28, 2019

Woot!! I’m officially published in this anthology for my story, “Gotta Love Pups”.

Cool news. My award-wining short story, Pussy Reaper's Revenge, I've written into a novel. Not to be posted on Booksie unfortunately, to pursue my dream of traditionally publishing. I removed my short-story from this site. Thank you to all who read and commented on it.


Joy Shaw

Stay tuned for news on my publishing journey.



Contemporary YA author  

Joy Shaw 


Shout out to the talented Markie Bee for creating this cover

For every girl seeking characters as badass as them — Brave Girls, Brave Tales — Fight dark with snark!

Raw, Riveting, and Romantic Reads Featuring Feminine Power. 


Pussy Reaper’s Revenge won the booksie 2017-2018 Booksie Short Story Contest! 


30,000+ reads! A huge hug to you, my darling readers who made this possible. Let’s make it 40,000!


Woohoo! My novel of linked-stories  — Brave Girls, Brave Tales​, (Volume One) is completed. Below are the thirteen stories in my book. 

Pussy Reaper’s Revenge, Pussy Reaper’s Rage, Pussy Reaper's Raid, Pussy Reaper's Rebellion, Raised by Starlight, Bewitched by Bones, Lenora's Landing, Lenora's Love, Drowned by Deception, Freed by Fire, Ensnared by Evil, Orion’s Hunt and Orion’s Heart.


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Welcome, friend! 

Thanks for entering my creative writing corner. I invite you to read my poetry, my essays and my young adult stories. Some topics challenge the fabric of our society. Others depict the real struggles of brave girls defying the odds to grow into brave women. 

A little about Joy Shaw —  A bookworm from the beginning, my nose was often stuck in the pages of mysteries, romances and thrillers: Judy Blume, Carolyne Keene, Ayn Rand, John Grisham, Nora Roberts and Jane Austen to name a few. Fast forward to the present and my longing for good literature remains strong. As an avid poet, I pen my YA fiction with a poetry-prose style and pepper in contemporary issues and personal experiences. In the town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, I raise my precocious four-year old son with my ever-supportive husband. While, as a stay-at-home mom with a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education, I use my my free moments to write and also contribute monthly articles to a Finnish newsletter. Recently, I won first prize on booksie-dot-com for my short-story, Pussy Reaper’s Revenge; just one of the stories in my dynamic short-story collection, Brave Girls, Brave Tales. Call me adventurous, a lot bit zany too. I love backpacking rugged terrain, cross-country skiing, Finnish saunas and vacations to national parks. My life would not be complete without my family or without my writing.

I share my stories with you because everyone deserves a safe space to dream. Feel free to unwind, laugh, cry, think, enjoy a wonderful moment. May you be inspired! 


Joy Shaw


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Booksie 2019 Short Story Contest
Flash Fiction Summer 2019 Writing Contest

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